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Predictive health symposium will focus on human microbiome
Date:11/17/2011

n microbiome and its relationship to disease is exploding."

Predictive health is a new paradigm that defines the unique characteristics that predict health status for individuals and populations, and uses new discoveries in biomedicine to emphasize health maintenance and health recovery rather than treatment of disease.

"The predictive health model allows us to tailor a personalized approach to each patient's disease risk, prevention, detection, and treatment," says Wright Caughman, Emory University executive vice president for Health Affairs, CEO of Emory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of Emory Healthcare. "It's a more deliberate, proactive, and specific approach to meeting each patient's unique needs."

Caughman, Brigham and Bud Peterson, PhD, president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will lead the symposium.

The symposium is sponsored by The Emory/Georgia Tech Predictive Health Institute and the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

One of the cross-cutting initiatives in Emory's strategic plan, the Predictive Health Institute includes not only medicine, public health and nursing, but also anthropology, ethics, behavior, health policy, law, business and religion.


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Contact: Jennifer Johnson
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404-727-5696
Emory University
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